Welcome back to what we hope will be a much more ‘normal’ summer term. I hope you’ve had a good break over Easter.
Year 10 students have returned after their break in an upbeat mood, most of them ready to rise to the challenge of their first ‘mock’ exams in the exam hall. I’m pleased to see that they have been organised for their revision and have started to try out some of the revision strategies they have been taught so far. As you will see from the attached exam timetable, there will be no more than two exams each day, with none in the afternoons. Your child should be doing around two hours’ revision in the evening and that needs to be ‘active’ revision: practice questions, revision cards, summarising material without a textbook and then marking how it went afterwards. We will continue to teach revision techniques further in the coming year.
You will also find with this letter information about our Year 11 Alton Towers trip in October. There is a place for every Year 11 student on the trip and if your child would like to attend then please complete the payment through Parent Pay in the usual way.
Important dates for your diary:
Tuesday 3rd May – Wednesday 11th May: Year 10 Exams
Tuesday 24th May @1pm – Sport Science external exam
Wednesday 25th May @1pm – Enterprise and Marketing external exam
Friday 27th May – Half Term
Monday 13th June @1pm – Creative iMedia external exam
Wednesday 6th July – Staff Training afternoon, students leave at 1.35pm
Tuesday 12th July – Sports Day (subject to change due to weather).
Thursday 21st July – Students finish for the summer holidays at 12.30pm
As is usually the case, the majority of Year 10 students have returned to school smartly dressed. However, there are a few students who are starting to wear trainers to school – in particular Nike Air Force ones. These are not school uniform and I would be grateful if you could ensure that your child comes to school in proper school shoes, as outlined in the college uniform policy on our website.
Ms Pratty Head of Year 10